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spurn

 (spûrn)
v. spurned, spurn·ing, spurns
v.tr.
1. To reject with disdain or contempt. See Synonyms at refuse1.
2. Archaic To kick at or tread on disdainfully.
v.intr.
To reject something contemptuously.
n. Archaic
1. A contemptuous rejection.
2. A kick.

[Middle English spurnen, from Old English spurnan; see sperə- in Indo-European roots.]

spurn′er n.

spurn

(spɜːn)
vb
1. to reject (a person or thing) with contempt
2. archaic (when: intr, often foll by against) to kick (at)
n
3. an instance of spurning
4. archaic a kick or thrust
[Old English spurnan; related to Old Norse sporna, Old High German spurnan, Latin spernere to despise, Lithuanian spiriu to kick]
ˈspurner n

spurn

(spɜrn)

v.t.
1. to reject with disdain; scorn.
2. to kick or trample with the foot.
v.i.
3. Archaic. to scorn something.
n.
4. disdainful rejection.
5. contemptuous treatment.
6. a kick.
[1250–1300; (v.) Middle English; Old English spurnan, c. Old Saxon, Old High German spurnan, Old Norse sporna to kick]
spurn′er, n.
syn: See refuse1.

spurn


Past participle: spurned
Gerund: spurning

Imperative
spurn
spurn
Present
I spurn
you spurn
he/she/it spurns
we spurn
you spurn
they spurn
Preterite
I spurned
you spurned
he/she/it spurned
we spurned
you spurned
they spurned
Present Continuous
I am spurning
you are spurning
he/she/it is spurning
we are spurning
you are spurning
they are spurning
Present Perfect
I have spurned
you have spurned
he/she/it has spurned
we have spurned
you have spurned
they have spurned
Past Continuous
I was spurning
you were spurning
he/she/it was spurning
we were spurning
you were spurning
they were spurning
Past Perfect
I had spurned
you had spurned
he/she/it had spurned
we had spurned
you had spurned
they had spurned
Future
I will spurn
you will spurn
he/she/it will spurn
we will spurn
you will spurn
they will spurn
Future Perfect
I will have spurned
you will have spurned
he/she/it will have spurned
we will have spurned
you will have spurned
they will have spurned
Future Continuous
I will be spurning
you will be spurning
he/she/it will be spurning
we will be spurning
you will be spurning
they will be spurning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spurning
you have been spurning
he/she/it has been spurning
we have been spurning
you have been spurning
they have been spurning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spurning
you will have been spurning
he/she/it will have been spurning
we will have been spurning
you will have been spurning
they will have been spurning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spurning
you had been spurning
he/she/it had been spurning
we had been spurning
you had been spurning
they had been spurning
Conditional
I would spurn
you would spurn
he/she/it would spurn
we would spurn
you would spurn
they would spurn
Past Conditional
I would have spurned
you would have spurned
he/she/it would have spurned
we would have spurned
you would have spurned
they would have spurned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.spurn - reject with contemptspurn - reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
rebuff, snub, repel - reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
pass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
turn down, turn away, refuse, reject - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

spurn

verb reject, slight, scorn, rebuff, put down, snub, disregard, despise, disdain, repulse, cold-shoulder, kick in the teeth (slang), turn your nose up at (informal), contemn (formal) a spurned lover
accept, welcome, take up, seize, embrace, grasp

spurn

verb
1. To be unwilling to accept, consider, or receive:
Slang: nix.
Idiom: turn thumbs down on.
2. To slight (someone) deliberately:
Informal: coldshoulder.
Idioms: close the door on, give someone the cold shoulder, give someone the go-by, turn one's back on.
noun
A deliberate slight:
Informal: cold shoulder, go-by.
Translations

spurn

[spɜːn] VTdesdeñar, rechazar

spurn

[ˈspɜːrn] vt [advice, offer, invitation] → dédaigner
a spurned lover → un(e) amoureux/euse éconduit(e)spur-of-the-moment [ˌspɜːrəvðəˈməʊmənt] adj [decision] → pris(e) sous l'impulsion du moment

spurn

vtverschmähen; advice alsomissachten

spurn

[spɜːn] vtrespingere, sdegnare
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Measured by the prisoner's experience, however, it might be reckoned a journey of some length; for haughty as her demeanour was, she perchance underwent an agony from every footstep of those that thronged to see her, as if her heart had been flung into the street for them all to spurn and trample upon.
I will answer for it, that mine thinks herself full as clever, and would spurn any body's assistance.
The first I chose was Celine Varens--another of those steps which make a man spurn himself when he recalls them.
If I pitied you for crying and looking so very frightened, you should spurn such pity.
Then, in the vision of my dream, Mopo, thou didst draw near, and, lifting thy hand, didst give the royal salute of Bayete to these brothers of mine, and with thy foot didst spurn the carcase of me, thy king.
There, Damian, spurn this Jew from the gate shoot him dead if he oppose or turn again.
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There was not a sound--no whisper of life, as though she were alone and lost in that stony country of which she had heard, where madmen go looking for gold and spurn the find.
And let no prince measure the danger of them by this, whether they be just or unjust: for that were to imagine people, to be too reasonable; who do often spurn at their own good: nor yet by this, whether the griefs whereupon they rise, be in fact great or small: for they are the most dangerous discontentments, where the fear is greater than the feeling.
Calot, I spurn you with my foot," and with the words he turned to kick Xodar.
I know that it is futile to, spurn them, or lash them for trying to get on in the world, and that the world is what it must be from the selfish motives which underlie our economic life.